Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is participating in the Bournemouth Natural Science Society (BNSS) open day on Saturday 8 April, with its wildlife friendly gardening displays and experts on-hand to give advice.
DWT’s Great Heath team in east Dorset will be attending an open day in Bournemouth to advise people in the urban area on making the most of their gardens to attract wildlife and help create habitat for much-loved hedgehogs, birds and pollinators to thrive. The team will be based in the hidden garden at Bournemouth Natural Science Society on Christchurch Road.
Katie Wilkinson, DWT community conservation officer said the trust was pleased to be taking part, adding, “The garden at the BNSS is really stunning and a great place to spend the day inspiring visitors to make their gardens and outside spaces a welcoming place for wildlife. Bring your questions along and we’ll be pleased to help.”
The museum, which was accredited museum status by the Arts Council in 2015, will be open to the public to enjoy its exhibitions about Egypt, archaeology, botany and geology, to name a few. There will be live insect demo’s and light refreshments, pond dipping for kids and lots of craft activities to take part in.
Mary Thornton from the BNSS said, “Also on hand will be the Dorset portable antiquities officer to show off some of the Dorset archaeological finds and answer questions about what you may have found on a walk or dug up in your garden. The BNSS is in a quaint Victorian building, housing large collections of birds and butterflies, and an Egyptian mummy. Join us for our open day and talk to the experts about the wildlife still to be found in your garden and enjoy a day out in the lovely garden at Bournemouth Natural Science Society.”
The BNSS open day on 8 April, 10am-4pm, is free to attend (small charges may be applicable for activities and donations are welcome). The museum address is: 39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS.